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The Communication Playbook- Vantage Learning Platform
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The Communication Playbook- Vantage Learning Platform

Second Edition


August 2022 | SAGE Publications, Inc
About The Communication Playbook, Second Edition

Ideal for hybrid communication courses, The Communication Playbook is designed to equip students with the tools they need to develop communicative resilience in their personal and public lives, whether face-to-face or virtually.

About The Communication Playbook - Vantage Learning Platform, Second Edition
 

An intuitive learning platform you (and your students) will actually love. 

The Communication Playbook, Second Edition is offered in SAGE Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality SAGE textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support. For a personalized demo, please contact your SAGE representative

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Part One: Fundamentals of Communication
 
Chapter 1: Start Right Here
 
Chapter 2: Communicating in a Multicultural Society and World
 
Chapter 3: The “I” Behind the Eye: Perception and the Self
 
Part Two: Communication Messages and Skills
 
Chapter 4: Using Verbal Messages to Help Minds Meet
 
Chapter 5: Nonverbal Messages Speak
 
Chapter 6: Ethical Listening
 
Part Three: Interpersonal Communication (Person-to-Person)
 
Chapter 7: Understanding Interpersonal Relationships
 
Chapter 8: Handling Emotions and Relational Conflict
 
Part Four: Group Communication
 
Chapter 9: Team Building, Group Decision Making and Problem Solving
 
Chapter 10: Leading with Communication to Resolve Group Conflict
 
Part Five: Public Communication
 
Chapter 11: Public Speaking and You
 
Chapter 12: Researching, Supporting, and Outlining Your Speech
 
Chapter 13: Presentation Aids and Speech Delivery
 
Chapter 14: Informative Speaking
 
Chapter 15: Persuasive Speaking

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Karin Machluf, Instructor
Penn State Scranton

“I think that Vantage [is] an ideal system that will promote engagement of students.”

Linda Trautman
Ohio University

“What I most like about Vantage is that my students are coming into class preparedStudent performance after implementing Vantage is incredible. It used to be out of 40 or 50 students, I had 4 or 5 A’s… and now instead of having that bulk of grades in the C’s, they’re in the A’s. We know that reading increases performance, but this is a really tangible way to see that.” 

Karen Deeming, Instructor
Merced College

“I am really excited to have tools that help motivate students to actually do the reading…”

Emily Hopkins
University of Scranton

“...Really going to deepen students’ understanding and...boost their comprehension.”

Daniel Okamura
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

“I have used every other major digital platform that exists, and I can say that Vantage has no equal.”

William Parent, Instructor
San Jacinto College

“My learners really enjoyed the SAGE Vantage experience. Many of them said it forced them to read, which aided in their comprehension…The feedback I received is that they all really enjoyed the interactive nature of the program, as well as the [number] of activities…”     

Daniel Amoruso, Instructor
Boise State University

“…[It’s] easy to read, it’s just straightforward.”

Melissa, Student
Stockton University
Key features

FAVORITE SAGE VANTAGE FEATURES

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  • Enables Easy, 3-Step Course Creation. Our simple interface enables you to create your course in minutes so you can focus on content. Just enter your course information, select your assignments and grading preferences, and review your settings.  
  • Drives Student Engagement. An evidence-based learning design integrates text content with frequent multimedia activities and learning assessments to facilitate better student preparation, engagement, and learning retention.  
    • A student dashboard offers easy access to text content and visually tracks progress on assignments and assessments.  
    • Study tools, including flashcards and note-taking, highlighting, and definition look-up capabilities, give students all they need for class preparation and course success.
    • Assignable Knowledge Checks (with helpful hints) provide formative assessments after each major section of text content to reinforce retention of key concepts. 
    • Critical Thinking Checks and Chapter Quizzes provide summative assessments at the end of each chapter to measure progress and long-term retention.   
    • Assignable multimedia activities with assessment—including video and self assessments—build critical thinking while consistently engaging students in an interactive application of text content. Focused feedback on correct and incorrect answers eliminates any guesswork in the learning journey. 
  • Ensures Student Accountability. Auto-graded assignments feed your gradebook while instructor reports complement your ability to track student activity, assignment completion, and learning objective mastery. These real-time analytics provide quick insights into individual and class performance for tailoring course instruction to help you address the needs of struggling students.  
  • Delivers First-day-of-class Access and Flexibility. With our 2-week grace period access, all students can use Vantage on the very first day of class. The flexibility to use Vantage on mobile, desktop, or tablet devices means your dynamic Vantage content will consistently be available to learners any time they need it.   
  • Offers Best-in-class Technical Support and Training. Our personalized support for instructors, students, and LMS administrators facilitates an easy transition to Vantage and the quality service you’ve come to expect from SAGE.
    • Customizable Learning Management System (LMS) Integration. Our approach to integration empowers you to drive students to the content you want them to see in your LMS immediately following Single Sign On (SSO). In addition, automatic grade sync and full gradebook integration options can bolster timesaving, streamlined access to all your course content. 
    • Dedicated Technical Support. We are proud to offer robust technical assistance from our team of SAGE educational technology experts based in New York. Instructors and students can access extended weekday and weekend support via phone, email, and online communication.
    • Live and Self-Service Training. Synchronous training sessions are available to every Vantage adopter and complement our full suite of self-service “how-to” tools. Guided walk-throughs of basic and advanced Vantage features and live Q&A discussions empower you to personalize your course design and determine how Vantage can best support your teaching goals.

NEW & KEY FEATURES OF THE COMMUNICATION PLAYBOOK, SECOND EDITION     

  • Contemporized chapter openings to ensure they appeal to students, capturing their attention and engaging them in the chapter’s content (New).
    • Enhanced coverage of mindfulness, technology’s influence on communication, and cultural influences on communication (New).
    • Reorganized interpersonal and group communication chapters for a more natural progression that makes the material easier for students to follow and digest (New).
    • Updated examples throughout the text for currency and relevance (New).
    • New annotated speeches on timely topics (New).
  • “Skill-Builders” learning activities empower students to practice and improve their communication skills by placing students in everyday situations, encouraging students to assess their own and others’ face-to-face and digital communication practices, and offering strategies that students can practice to communicate more effectively.
  • “Career-Builders” exercises and checklists connect communication skills to careers success by providing insights into the types of skills employers seek such as the ability to speak so that others listen, listen when others speak, adapt to differences in cultural perspectives, handle conflicts and solve problems, and make sound decisions.
  • “Exploring Diversity” activities encourage students to think critically about how different cultures and genders communicate and puts these differences into context so students develop a more global perspective.
  • “Ethics and Communication” discussions help students define for themselves the meaning of “ethical communication” by guiding them through various ethical quandaries that question the moral principles, values, and beliefs of society.
  • “Self-Assessments” within each chapter encourage students to complete a self reflective questionnaire of their communication behaviors and attitudes to determine their level of proficiency and identify areas for growth.

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